This quiz provides a general idea of
your extraverted or introverted tendencies.
The styles are
described at the end of the quiz.
For each item,distribute 3 points
between choices (A) and (B).Use whole numbers,not 1.5.
Example: If you feel that (A) is almost always true of you, then give 3
points to (A) and none to (B).
If (A) is often true, but (B) is also
sometimes true, then give 2 points to (A) and 1 point to (B).
your <TAB> key to move from box to box.
(A) At parties, I tend to talk a lot.
(B) At parties, I tend to listen a lot.
(A) People view me as lively and outgoing.
(B) People view me as calm and reserved.
(A) I express my opinions openly.
(B) I keep my opinions to myself.
(A) People think that I am easy to get to know.
(B) People think that I am hard to get to know.
(A) I enjoy social gatherings where I can meet lots of new people.
(B) I enjoy being home alone and having time to myself.
(A) I tend to speak before I think.
(B) I tend to think before I speak.
(A) On a plane, I enjoy talking with people I don’t know.
(B) On a plane, I prefer not to talk to people.
(A) Spending too much time alone makes me tired.
(B) Spending too much time with other people makes me tired.
(A) When I have a decision to make, I like to talk it over with
(B) When I have a decision to make, I like to think it through on
(A) In my neighborhood or apartment complex, I know many people.
(B) In my neighborhood or apartment complex, I know a few people.
You will need to manually
total your scores and enter them in the boxes below.
Total for (A) responses:
Total for (B) responses:
Extraverts & Introverts
If you have a high score in one category, then you may be likely to use
that style most of the time. A moderate score may mean that you tend to
be introverted in some situations and extraverted in others. In
general, extraverts are more outwardly focused, while introverts are
more inwardly focused. Here are some common differences between these
two styles. (NOTE: A Quick Quiz does not substitute for a formal
think out loud. Do their best thinking while talking. Prefer
to bounce ideas off others. Like to use meetings and group
discussions to solve problems.
process information internally. Do their best thinking quietly
and alone. Want to develop their views before discussing an
face-to-face communication if at all possible. Like to see
reactions and non-verbal behavior. Want immediate feedback.
Don’t like writing long emails or memos.
emails and voice messages. Avoid unnecessary interaction.
Don’t like to waste time with discussion. Prefer to think
before reacting. Dislike long meetings.
from others before making decisions. Want to act quickly in a
making independent decisions. Want time to reflect before
opportunities to talk and socialize. Are energized by
interaction and feel drained by too much time alone. Usually
know lots of people.
opportunities for quiet and solitude. Feel drained by too much
interaction and need time alone to recharge. Budget their
“people time” carefully.
focused on people and things around them. Have trouble
concentrating when quiet. Get bored if they have to sit and
focus too long on one thing. Don’t mind interruptions.
focused on internal thoughts and ideas. Often carry on an
internal dialogue. Enjoy quietly focusing on one thing at a
time. Are annoyed by interruptions.
Energizing people and groups
Taking immediate action
Creating a sense of excitement
Introducing people to others
Calming people and groups
Assessing the situation before acting
Listening to the ideas of others
Taking independent action
Failing to give others space to talk
Not listening to input from others
Not putting things in writing
Acting without thinking
Failing to share their thoughts
Not asking for input from others
Relying too much on writing
Taking too long to act
too much and failing to provide opportunities for others to get
into the conversation.
to share their thoughts, join in discussions, or react to what
is said by others.
mistakenly viewed as self-centered and uninterested in others.
mistakenly viewed as aloof, shy, or unfriendly.
The MBTI can help you understand your personal approach to making
decisions, solving problems, organizing work, and interacting with
others. You will also learn why your coworkers, friends, and
relatives may approach things differently. And you’ll gain helpful
clues to working better with your boss.
Understanding style differences can improve your relationships, help you
communicate more effectively, and increase your success on tasks and
projects. For more information,
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